John Clark Gamble

October 25, 1940May 18, 2018

John Clark Gamble, age 77, of Montgomery, AL died May 18th at his home. He was born to the late Paul Arthur and Dorothy Clark Gamble on October 25, 1940 in Shenandoah, Iowa. John attended Shenandoah High School and earned a B.S. degree from Iowa State University. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. After graduating from Iowa State, John served as an Army officer in Aschaffenburg, Germany, and subsequently served his country for 20 years in the National Guard. After John’s service in Germany, he continued his education receiving a Masters in Science from Auburn University and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in the field of Agricultural Economics. He became a tenured Associate Extension Professor within the Department of Agricultural at the University of Kentucky and later moved to Alabama to take a job as an Agricultural Economist for Regions Financial Corporation. He retired after 23 years as an Agricultural Economic Administrator for the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries. In 1966 John married Mary Inzer Walthall. After her death in 1982, John devoted himself to raising his three daughters. In 1992 John married Tina Edwards. John and his beloved Tina enjoyed spending time at their second home in Highlands, North Carolina with family and friends and also trips to the beach. John served as Chairman of the National Council of State Agricultural Finance Programs from 1987-1996. He was the former President of the Alabama Agribusiness Council, past Chairman of the National Coalition of State Agricultural Loan Mediation Programs and served as Commissioner of the Alabama Water Resources Commission. John was active in Trinity Presbyterian Church where he served as an ordained elder, a deacon, and taught Sunday school for several years. He was also an active member of the Bloodworth Sunday school class. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Inzer Walthall Gamble and his brother, James Robert Gamble of Council Bluffs, Iowa. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Tina Edwards Gamble; three daughters; Susan Gamble Weingarten (Walter) of Birmingham, Melissa Gamble Hagan (Cobb) of Birmingham and Elizabeth Gamble Hauenstein (Wayne) of Atlanta and grandchildren; Julia Weingarten, Sam Weingarten, Willis Hagan, Mary Inzer Hagan, Francis Hagan, Garrett Hauenstein, Anna Hauenstein and Miller Hauenstein. He is also survived by Tina’s children and their families; Scott Gilreath (Lynn), Kyle Gilreath (Caroline) of Auburn, Amy Head (Martin) of Auburn and Clay Gilreath (Katie) and grandchildren; Emily Gilreath, Ashly Gilreath, Will Gilreath, Walker Gilreath, Casey Gilreath, Holman Head, Bennett Head and Davis Head. On Tuesday, May 22 at Trinity Presbyterian Church, the family will receive visitors at 10:30 a.m. with the memorial service beginning at 11:30 a.m. Memorials may be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church and online condolences may be shared at:


  • Tina Gamble, Wife
  • Susan Gamble Weingarten, Daughter
  • Walter Weingarten, Son-in-law
  • Melissa Gamble Hagan, Daughter
  • Cobb Hagan, Son-in-law
  • Elizabeth Gamble Hauenstein, Daughter
  • Wayne Hauenstein, Son-in-law
  • Scott Gilreath, Step-Son
  • Lynn Gilreath, Step Daughter-in law
  • Kyle Gilreath, Step-Son
  • Caroline Gilreath, Step Daughter-in law
  • Amy Head, Step-Daughter
  • Martin Head, Step Son-in-law
  • Clay Gilreath, Step-Son
  • Katie Gilreath, Step Daughter-in law
  • Mary Inzer Walthall, Deceased Wife
  • And 16 Grandchildren

  • Trinity Presbyterian Church


  • Visitation Tuesday, May 22, 2018
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, May 22, 2018

John Clark Gamble

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Cary Bailey

May 21, 2018

Dear Susan, Walter and Family

We love you all our hearts and prayers are with you our dear friends

Cary & Bibby

Marilynn Crider

May 19, 2018

John and I met many many years ago and got to share many fun family experiences and moments. I was married to his only brother, Jim, and with his first wife Mary Inzer we had many fun, sad, happy, silly times together. One of my fondest memories with the four of us was attending cousin Bruce and wife Terri's wedding in Massachusets. Another wild and crazy time was when we would join them at 'the lake' when visiting in Montgomery....skiing, dock time, etc.
Our next chapter jumped to when both John and I had lost our spouses and re-married. The family embraced my husband Larry and we adored John's wife Tina. We had a wonderful time sharing their life in Montgomery, AL and attending nieces' weddings.
My condolences to all of the family and friends who will be missing John. When he was "on" and happy he had a great sense of humor and shared fun tales of his activities and his work. My personal best memory is when they lived in Lexington, KY and John got us entrance to the stable of Secretariat!!!! I still have the photo posing beside that beautiful horse...a real highlight for a horse lover!! John was loved by many and leaves a trail of stories and fun memories.